Job 33:32
New International Version
If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, for I want to vindicate you.

New Living Translation
But if you have anything to say, go ahead. Speak, for I am anxious to see you justified.

English Standard Version
If you have any words, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify you.

Berean Study Bible
But if you have something to say, answer me; speak up, for I would like to vindicate you.

King James Bible
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.

New King James Version
If you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify you.

New American Standard Bible
Then if you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I would take pleasure in justifying you.

NASB 1995
“Then if you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify you.

NASB 1977
Then if you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify you.

Amplified Bible
“If you have anything to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify you.

Christian Standard Bible
But if you have something to say, answer me; speak, for I would like to justify you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you have something to say, answer me; speak, for I would like to justify you.

American Standard Version
If thou hast anything to say, answer me: Speak, for I desire to justify thee.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If you have words, bring them to me, because it is desired that you be innocent

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If thou hast words, answer me: speak, for I desire thee to be justified.

Contemporary English Version
though I would gladly listen to anything you say that proves you are right.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if thou hast any thing to say, answer me, speak : for I would have thee to appear just.

English Revised Version
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify thee.

Good News Translation
But if you have something to say, let me hear it; I would gladly admit you are in the right.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If you have a response, answer me. Speak, because I'd be happy if you were right.

International Standard Version
If you have anything to say, answer me; speak up, because I'd be happy to vindicate you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If thou hast any thing to say, answer me; Speak, for I desire to justify thee.

Literal Standard Version
If there are words—answer me, Speak, for I have a desire to justify you.

NET Bible
If you have any words, reply to me; speak, for I want to justify you.

New Heart English Bible
If you have anything to say, answer me. Speak, for I desire to justify you.

World English Bible
If you have anything to say, answer me. Speak, for I desire to justify you.

Young's Literal Translation
If there are words -- answer me, Speak, for I have a desire to justify thee.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job
31Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak. 32But if you have something to say, answer me; speak up, for I would like to vindicate you. 33But if not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom.”…

Cross References
Job 33:5
Refute me if you can; prepare your case and confront me.

Job 33:31
Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak.

Job 33:33
But if not, then listen to me; be quiet, and I will teach you wisdom."


Treasury of Scripture

If you have anything to say, answer me: speak, for I desire to justify you.

Job 15:4,5
Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God…

Job 21:27
Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.

Job 22:5-9
Is not thy wickedness great? and thine iniquities infinite? …









(32) I desire to justify thee.--He wishes to justify Job before his friends, that is, to maintain that his afflictions are not on account of past sin, but as a preservative against possible future defection. This being so, he considers that Job's case may justly be defended, and Job himself vindicated against his friends.

Verse 32. - If thou hast anything to say, answer me. Nevertheless, i.e., if there is really anything that thou wouldst fain urge on thine own behalf at this point, speak - I am ready to hear - for I dare to justify thee; i.e. "I am anxious, if possible, or so far as possible, to defend and justify thy conduct." Then, probably, Elihu made a pause, to allow of Job's speaking; but, as the patriarch kept silence, he continued.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you have
יֵשׁ־ (yêš-)
Adverb
Strong's 3426: Being, substance, existence, is

something to say,
מִלִּ֥ין (mil·lîn)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic

answer me;
הֲשִׁיבֵ֑נִי (hă·šî·ḇê·nî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

speak up,
דַּ֝בֵּ֗ר (dab·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

for
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

I would like
חָפַ֥צְתִּי (ḥā·p̄aṣ·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

to vindicate you.
צַדְּקֶֽךָּ׃ (ṣad·də·qe·kā)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6663: To be just or righteous


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